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Accident: 202465985 - Employee'S Hand Lacerated By Portable Circular Saw

Accident: 202465985 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 11/20/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31019983112/21/20071741Lindero Masonry Inc.
On November 20, 2007, Employee #1 was building a scaffold for use in constructing a masonry wall at a shopping center undergoing renovation. He was sawing 2 by 4 kickers to be installed with ties to secure the scaffold to the wall in case a vehicle struck the scaffold. Employee #1 was using a Skilsaw to cut the 2-by-4s when he hit a knot and the saw kicked back. His momentum forced the saw into his left hand, with which he had been holding the wood. Employee #1 suffered a serious laceration and was assisted by three coworkers who witnessed the accident. Subsequent investigation determined no T8CCR standards had been violated. Employee #1 was not assigned this particular task, but he believed the measure to be necessary and he commonly installed the 2-by-4s on scaffolds he erected.
Keywords: erection process, kick back, portable power tool, construction, circular saw, saw, laceration, struck by, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310199831 Fatality Amputation Supervisors; brickmasons, stonemasons, tilesetters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Other

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